Elected to her first term in office in November 2016, Donna McBride is a believer that you get out of your community what you put into it. After retiring in 2003 from Students Against Destructive Decisions after 20 years of service, Donna returned to Pinal County where she has worked for Pinal County Juvenile Court for over 13 years as the Program Administrator II and Public Information Officer.
Donna is a board member of the Casa Grande Alliance Against Drugs where she has been a coalition member for 12 years. Previously, she served as Chairperson and board member of the city’s Parks and Recreation Board as well as the Police Advisory Board. Donna was also the Youth Advisor for 10 years for the Casa Grande Youth Commission where she played an active role in opening the Casa Grande Teen Center. Donna serves as the Vice-Chair of the Pinal County Town Hall Board and is active with the Mayor’s Reading Program. She is a past Board member and current volunteer for the BlackBox Foundation which provides community art and theater education.
Donna’s notable recognition awards include the 2010 Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Community Service Leader of the Year and a 2012 finalist for the Arizona Hon Kachina Award. In 2015 she was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to his Commission on Volunteerism and Service Learning.
Donna and her husband Mike have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren. She is an active kayaker and in her spare time is a freelance writer and photographer.
Born and raised in California, Mayor Craig McFarland has lived in Casa Grande since 2005. He is a graduate of the Cal State University Fresno and retired from Golden Eagle Distributors in January 2015 as VP of Sales after a ten-year tenure with the company, and 36 total years in beverage business sales management and operations.
Mayor McFarland began his first term as Mayor in December 2016, and his priorities include providing leadership, encouraging people, and promoting progress, in addition to increasing quality of life, encouraging new business, and supporting Casa Grande’s infrastructure and economic development.
McFarland has two children, Kelly and Scott, and five grandchildren, Dillan, Keira, Connor, Leila, and Brady. He has been married to his wife, Nancy for 39 years.